Excessive cost of effective prosecution of offenders

Other Names:
Excessive financial costs of crime prevention and law enforcement

The financial costs of crime in the UK (from funding the police to higher prices in the shops to compensate for shoplifting) is estimated to exceed £20 billion.

The USA spends more than $163 billion a year as a consequence of crime. This is almost two thirds of the defence budget, and five times as much as the federal government spends on education.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST